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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:39 am    Post subject: radio faceplate and knobs Reply with quote

hi there
can you suggest me what face plate should i use with this radio in my 66 beetle? it is a Blaupunkt Stuttgart 6V-12V. i also want the ivory knobs that match the rest of the knobs on the dashboad. Any link would be useful
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:32 pm    Post subject: Re: radio faceplate and knobs Reply with quote

Try this perhaps

https://www.chromelondon.com/

He has been doing a free worldwide delivery recently for complete sets, but I'm sure he could source a genuine faceplate ?
I fitted a Blaupunkt to mine from him in my 66, and it's great

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:00 am    Post subject: Re: radio faceplate and knobs Reply with quote

The correct faceplate is lightly different.

The photos by Murt are not 100% correct.

Taking a look at parts 7,8 and 9 in the image at the bottom:


1) you need TWO parts, the faceplate (part 9, chromed, visible on dashboard) AND the mounting plate (part 8, between radio body and the rear of dashboard.) This is the correct spacing and part 8 is the component that interferes with the 4 small "wings" of the radio opening

2) both mounting plate and faceplate should be angled; this to have a well visible display and, especially, to make radio body not interfering with windshield wiper

3) there are 2 types of blaupunkt faceplate, according to 2 different height of memory buttons. In the link I posted faceplate is for high buttons, your radio has lower buttons.

4) you need the couple of cylindrical spacers (parts 7)

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:52 am    Post subject: Re: radio faceplate and knobs Reply with quote

The faceplate in the Murt picture is more at home in a '68 and up, as an insert to another metal part placed in the padded dash opening. Works similarly in a Type 3. Herbie1200 has it right. There is also a version of faceplate part #9 which has nubs at the left and right ends....which provide continuity of the dashboard molding strip.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:37 am    Post subject: Re: radio faceplate and knobs Reply with quote

Hi chaps
I wasn’t saying mine was right/correct etc, and frankly don’t care if it is, I think it looks OK in mine, and I am happy with it Very Happy
I was replying with a link to somebody who may help find the correct face plate for the radio Mr PPGE01 was asking about. I saw he was doing an offer on international shipping and thought it might be of use. The guy who owns the store is very helpful indeed, his name is Mike Seer, and was extremely helpful when I bought the ‘Mannheim ‘ from him, he also does online chat and stuff
Either way I hope ppge01, finds something suitable
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:10 am    Post subject: Re: radio faceplate and knobs Reply with quote

thank you all for your replies...i have read all comments..Mr Murt your radio really looks great! And herbie 1200 i didn't know that there was also a plate behind the dash.. i like learning new stuff
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:30 am    Post subject: Re: radio faceplate and knobs Reply with quote

ppge01 wrote:
hi there
can you suggest me what face plate should i use with this radio in my 66 beetle? it is a Blaupunkt Stuttgart 6V-12V


Check the classifieds here...there’s usually a few faceplates and mounting brackets (items 8 & 9 in the diagram) available.

Here's the faceplate you need:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2076374
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https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2088766

And this is the bracket that goes behind the dash:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2039522
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:56 pm    Post subject: Re: radio faceplate and knobs Reply with quote

rcooled wrote:

...
Here's the faceplate you need:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2076374
-or-
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2088766
...


With your radio only the first item is correct. You have slim buttons, the second item is for fat buttons... look at the relative heights between upper and lower openings, they are different in the two links.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:02 am    Post subject: Re: radio faceplate and knobs Reply with quote

Does anyone know how long the cylindrical spacers (#7) shown on the illustration are?
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